ICND2 Passed!

davenulldavenull Member Posts: 173 ■■■□□□□□□□
I had a rematch today. I took it about a month ago and failed by 10 points, scored 815 with 825 required.

I got 894 today.

I ran out of time last attempt, so this time I was rushing through questions. I still had 17 minutes left at the end. In retrospect, I could have afforded more time for sims.

LAN Switching 82%
IP Routing 93%
IP Services 100%
Troubleshooting 76%
WAN Technologies 88%

Odom's book - it's too wordy, proofreading was horrendous. I just don't think it helped that much.

CBTNuggets - fun videos, not deep enough to pass

INE Videos on youtube - actually very good and helpful, even though they are for the older version of the exam

Wikipedia - a good summary, the information can serve as framework for a topic

Network Warrior book - I read select chapters, it's fun, but some stuff is way over my head yet

CCNA Routing and Switching Command Guide - very good book, definitely worth the $20

Cisco Documentation online - this is what I ended up reviewing after the failed attempt, concise and to the point, my first source of information from now on

2x1841, 2x2950 and 2x3550

I'll continue labbing and I'll study casually for CCNP, but I still need to 'get my foot in the door', so I am thinking MCSA: Server 2008 or 2012 would be helpful - a lot of employers seem to require Active Directory knowledge for starting positions. I also want to do Linux+ at some point.

But for now, I'll celebrate icon_cheers.gif


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  • illuminusilluminus Member Member Posts: 40 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Awesome Job. Good luck on your next cert!
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  • 10Linefigure10Linefigure CCNP R&S, Security+ USAMember Posts: 368 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats thats great! icon_cheers.gif
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  • Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Gaming Tech Expert Silicon Valley, CAMember Posts: 4,016 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congrats on pass!! icon_thumright.gif

    Good luck on next certs
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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Way to go! How were the Sims overall were they fairly basic or more basic troubleshooting questions?
  • davenulldavenull Member Posts: 173 ■■■□□□□□□□
    the sims were pretty straightforward, just need to know what and where to look for. I just went one by one confirming or eliminating possible answers.
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